HARP's three intersecting themes focus on...
Social Determinants and Diverse Identities
Visibilize health disparities endured by minoritized individuals as they age.
Value the lived experiences of individuals with diverse identities.
Promote equitable aging experiences for members of minoritized communities.
Psychosocial Correlates of Cognition
Examine the contribution of psychosocial variables (e.g., relationships and social support) to cognitive decline
Facilitate an increased understanding of how cognitive reserve and individual differences in the capacity to cope with brain pathology, contributes to cognitive changes among older adults
Explore changes in the cognitive health of older individuals who have experienced minority stress (e.g., LGBTQ+ people, members of racialized groups)
Develop approaches to accurately assess older adults’ ability to drive safely and facilitate smooth transitions to non-driving to maximize safety
Highlight the relevance of cognitive measures as predictors of driving safety
Examine the potential for simulation to enhance decision-making around fitness-to-drive